Changing the strategies of Farmer Field Schools in Bangladesh (2007)

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In Bangladesh, the first Farmer Field Schools were organised in the early 1990s, assisted by the FAO inter-country programme for IPM in rice. After initial positive experiences, several other donors (UNDP, CARE-Bangladesh and DANIDA) started projects to spread IPM to hundreds of thousands of farmers through IPM Farmer Field Schools. All these projects included season-long Training of Trainers courses to develop skilled FFS facilitators. Through this continuous support over the past ten years, Bangladesh now has a huge capacity to implement FFSs, especially in the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE). The FFS model is based on experiential learning. The programme in Bangladesh has observed that running a large scale FFS programme is also an experiential learning process. Season after season adjustments are being made based on new experiences and on feedback from farmers and facilitators.
Year: 2007
Language: English
In: Leisa Magazine, 23.4, December 2007: http://www.leisa.info/index.php?url=article-details.tpl&p[_id]=200565,

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